One-Pot Wonders

Chicken with Peppers, Onion and Broccoli (one pan)

January 20, 2019
0 Ratings
Photo by Brian Coppola
  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

This recipe was inspired by a Chicken Fajitas recipe by Makinze Gore (Sept 21, 2018) on Delish. This is a one-pan wonder. —Brian Coppola

What You'll Need
  • 3 large chicken breasts (ca 1.75 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup EVOO
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 bell peppers (red, orange, yellow) sliced thinly
  • 3 medium Vidalia onions, chopped medium
  • 1 large bunch broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • some shaved Parmesan cheese
  1. In a sealable plastic bag (eg, ziplock) mix ½ c EVOO, lime juice, cumin and red pepper flakes. Add the chicken breasts and massage them with the mixtures. Seal the bag and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Heat ¼ c EVOO in a large (covered) skillet at medium high. Add the chicken breasts and cover. Cook in the oil for 8 minutes, turn them over and cook for another 8 minutes. Check the internal temperature (should be 165-175F). Remove to a plate. Do not drain the oil or browned bits.
  3. Add the onions to the pan. Caramelize the onions about ¾ of the way to done, adding in the garlic about 10 minutes in. Keep covered.
  4. Add in the pepper strips. Mix well and cook to nearly softened. Keep covered.
  5. Add the broccoli to the top of the onion and peppers, cover and wait about 5 minutes until the broccoli is a deep green color, then mix into the rest. Add the arrowroot and mix well.
  6. Slice the chicken breasts into ½ inch strips/slices.
  7. After another 10 minutes or so of heating, add the chicken slices to the mixture. Add the sesame seeds. Fold the mixture well and coat the chicken with the residual liquid in the pan. Reduce the heat to a little below medium to reheat the chicken.
  8. Serve with a topping of cheese.

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FrugalCat May 31, 2020
Great one pan idea. I used boneless, skinless thighs and red & green peppers. The arrowroot powder was a roadblock, but I just subbed in cornstarch as a thickener. I dissolved it first in a bit of chicken broth.